Dow Jones has incorporated a powerful new semantic technology into its product line. RDFox from Oxford Semantic Technologies is the world’s most performant knowledge graph and semantic reasoner, and will enhance the scope and capability of various Dow Jones products, from The Wall Street Journal to competitor listings in the S&P 500 index.
We are delighted to announce our partnership with DataLens, and the general availability of RDFox on the AWS Marketplace. DataLens and RDFox have teamed up to provide the world’s fastest RDF Knowledge Graph & Reasoning Engine alongside rapid data pipeline deployment to deliver the most comprehensive knowledge graph inferencing available on the AWS Marketplace. With this service, you can now connect SQL, CSV, XML, JSON, REST and any unstructured data to RDFox and take advantage of the world-class reasoning and performance all in one place. No contracts, no complex setup, just launch and use on-demand.
Oxford Semantic Technologies has secured the patent, US Patent No. 11,409,698, for the application of sideways information passing to SPARQL queries. This new approach brings a significant optimization to graph database querying by drastically reducing the number of intermediate answers considered during query processing, further boosting RDFox’s lightning response.
Oxford Semantic Technologies has been granted the patent, US Patent No. 11,216,456, for SPARQL query optimization techniques that exploit sideways information passing, extending its patent holdings within the information technology space. Sideways information passing massively reduces the number of intermediate answers that need to be considered during query processing, enabling RDFox to improve query response times by orders of magnitude, from minutes to milliseconds.
Oxford Semantic Technologies Limited (OST), the company behind the cutting-edge knowledge graph and reasoning engine, RDFox®, announces a refreshed board and new commercial leadership. Hema Patel and Ju Won Cha have joined the board while Philip Foster has joined as the company’s first Chief Commercial Officer.
Oxford Semantic Technologies Limited, the developers of RDFox, a high-performance knowledge graph and semantic reasoning engine, are excited to announce the successful grant of a United States patent for their advanced semantic reasoning technology. This patent will allow Oxford Semantic Technologies to lead the field, with correct, fast and robust semantic reasoning. RDFox can be applied in various industries and use cases, and its unique capabilities offer clients significant benefits over competitors, a result of the novel design and concepts, which were developed and validated in peer-reviewed research at the University of Oxford.
Samsung’s investment will enable Oxford Semantics to bring its powerful data integration and reasoning engine to more clients. Samsung Ventures has led an investment round that raised over £3 million for Oxford Semantic Technologies Limited, an Oxford University spinout company founded by pioneers in the fast-growing field of semantic technology. The investment round was also supported by the University of Oxford and Oxford Sciences Innovation PLC.
The RDFox Web Console has long been utilized and well-loved by users — encompassing easy accessibility and human-centred visualisation. However, up until now it has been an experimental add-on. With RDFox v5.4 this all changes, seeing an end to the Console’s experimental tag. This change comes about with an increase in the Console’s functionality, now a more holistic and faithful portrayal of RDFox.
First of all, congratulations! To win the Lovelace Medal is an incredible achievement and solidifies your place in computing history next to those who have previously received the award; world wide web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Linux creator Linus Torvalds, and information retrieval pioneer Karen Spärck Jones, to name just a few.
Although May 2020 will be widely remembered for the Coronavirus pandemic and resultant lockdown, it also marks the launch of RDFox Version 3. So, to capture the excitement at Oxford Semantic Technologies, we asked a few of our clients, and the team, about their favourite features…
RDFox v6.0 is here and it’s a big one! This release is landmarked by ground-breaking features including the new high availability setup and a total reimagining of the handling of named graphs. These features alone offer the opportunity for truly cutting-edge solutions, but when combined with the myriad of other improvements and the blistering capabilities of RDFox already in place, they allow you to step ahead of the curve.
October 2020 marks the release of RDFox Version 4. This comes with several developments, for example, full support for named graphs, full text indexing, performance enhancements, docker containerisation & high availability setup, as well as an improved data explorer. These improvements provide our users with a wider scope for applications of RDFox and we are excited to see what our users do with this feature.
One of the many benefits of RDF graph databases is their structure. They overcome the flexibility limitations of relational databases, as data is stored as richly connected entities. Datasets with many relationships between data points can be effectively stored, queried over, and now visualised in Version 4.0.0 of RDFox. This increased functionality is great for RDFox users, as they can now visualise, present and explore their data in a user-friendly way.
With RDFox v5.6 comes a flurry of improvements: enhancing the Web Console to increase your efficiency when handling data; introducing a powerful, versatile way to interact with the RDFox Shell remotely; and an all-new tool to visualise semantic reasoning — the latest essential for data comprehension. Each, in its own way, will change the way you use RDFox from this day on.
We’re pleased to announce the release of RDFox Syntax Highlighting for VS Code. This open-source extension is designed to help RDFox users work with their data, queries and rules more efficiently. The extension adds colour to keywords, operators, IRIs and literals in a number of RDF formats (Turtle, TriG, N-Triples and N-Quads), as well as Datalog rules, SPARQL scripts, and RDFox shell scripts.
RDFox v5.2.0 is here and while a smaller update, carries no less weight than those that came before. In fact, it marks a significant shift towards the wider adoption of graph technology — something we’d all like to see. On-device projects are now a reality with the new support for Linux on ARM CPUs, creating the opportunity for use in previously inaccessible ventures. Everything from autonomous cars to medical equipment now falls within the purview of RDFox — and that’s only the beginning of what it has to offer. You can watch our animated video ‘Reasoning on the Road’ for a glimpse of what can be achieved, or read our accompanying white paper ‘Reasonable Vehicles Rule the Road’ for further details.
It’s been a busy few months at Oxford Semantic Technologies, with the launch of our ‘Reasonable Vehicles’ video, growth of our partner network and now, the release of RDFox Version 5! Along with performance enhancements, the latest version of RDFox brings a variety of new capabilities and updates. RDFox now supports SHACL, property paths and we include a release dedicated to the new Apple M1 ARM chip. These developments mean RDFox now has complete support for SPARQL 1.1. The console has new slick features and our support for OWL and Solr has been updated for increased usability.